Ah well, perhaps we were hoping for too much. Sony did change their minds concerning their view of the force feedback option as a "last-gen feature" – yep, we got the Dual Shock 3 now – so we thought Sony might backtrack again on the backwards compatibility debate.

Several recent rumors began to support the idea that Sony might be wavering on their initial claim, the one that said they want to focus on the future and continue to keep PS2 b/c out of the PS3. Some sources claimed Sony was searching for PS2 emulation possibilities (the PS3 can play PS1 games, but it can no longer support PS2 software), but according to an e-mail they sent in reply to TheKoalition, this just isn't true. Here's the message that kills the speculation:

"When we removed backwards compatibility from PS3, we said that it would not be coming back as our priority was to make great next generation games. I am not sure where you are getting your information from, but at no point did we say that there would be some sort of emulation being brought to PS3. At no point has this strategy changed and therefore I can tell you that there are no plans to bring back backwards compatibility to PS3. I think you will agree that the list of 1st party exclusive games for PS3 is growing quickly and the quality of them is great. Games such as LittleBigPlanet, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Resistance 2, GT5: Prologue and the up-coming Killzone 2 show that we are very serious about bringing exciting, innovative and fun games to PS3."

Bah. Oh well, that's why those of us with extensive PS2 libraries have a PS2 sitting next to the PS3, right? If you don't, we strongly suggest picking up one of those slim, sleek PS2s for only $130; it's a purchase you won't regret if you still love to play your old games. And when Sony said PS2 b/c for the PS3 was gone, they meant it.

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NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

Honestly people have no one to blame but their selves, they complained about the price of the PS3 so SONY found a means to drop it. At least the system is still Top notch, with more gigs i might add.
*Hugs Day 1 American 60 gig*


Last edited by NightHawk17 on 1/26/2009 10:19:42 PM

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

Proud 60GB owner.

i dont know much about the matter, but honestly, how much would it cost to be able to play ps2 games?
all it would take is an emulater program. they only run off dvds dont they?
the ps3 can play dvds. i would have thought playing a ps1 game would have been alot tougher.

Bill_Clinton_
Bill_Clinton_
11 years ago

totatly agree with you buddy???

djjake
djjake
11 years ago

i wish i had a 60gb, but at the time i didn't want anything the ps3 offered

really want backwards compat, and so do a lot of my friends, only just finding out about how mgs is amazing from mgs4 i wanted to get 2 and 3 but i can't 🙁

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

got friends who are day-1-ers. the bunch of braggin bigots; aside from that, i don't have ps2 games, and my sisters have LBP, Burnout and simpsons, they're sort of fine.


Last edited by Zorigo on 1/27/2009 3:37:53 PM

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

I'm proud to have a 60GB 😉

www
www
11 years ago

like me!

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Me too!

kidgrid
kidgrid
11 years ago

DAMN ALL 3 OF YOU!

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

*keeps quiet about his own lovely 60gb system*

-Arvis

city96
city96
11 years ago

Me too. they have a better black finish, memory card slots, 4 usbs, B/C, and better hardware fans

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

Stop Bragging

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

The only thing that bugs me about by 60Gb (now 500 Gb) launch system is that it runs much louder and hotter than the 40 Gb (now 160 Gb) system I bought for my father.

That, and the fact that it doesn't have any USB ports in the rear (not that any do, but they should).

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

I might fire up a PS2 game in my sleek 60GB right now…

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

i have 2 60GB ps3. if people are going to complain. why didnt they buy it when it was available? retards.

60GB ps3 also dropped to 500 later on.
that's 100 dollar more than now.
they even had the 20GB ps3 for even lower price.
what gives?

i was going to wait on the price drop but i heard sony will discontinue it. i went and bought the 60GB and overkilled Resistance1 and patiently waited for more games to come out.

I also bought a xbox360 at the time to play gears of war and other minor xbox exclusive titles.


Last edited by kreate on 1/27/2009 7:24:42 PM

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

*Qubex hugs his 60gb Ps3 too*

Q!

"i Am Home"

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

come one, no bragging rights were given.

city96
city96
11 years ago

We gotta make HOME Club
RED BULL IS OUT! and farcry2

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

AWWWW WTF?????
If it's true, then that really sucks cause I need to find more switching units to add my future PS3 & 360 consoles to(I've got all ten jacks, plus an additionalold 5-in-1 switcher unit hooking up most of my consoles A/Vcomponents already.)

HEY Sony, damned shame< I would've really loved to add another + to your sales sheets but now you won't be getting my $500 at all.
You just gave me no choice but to buy my future BC 60GB PS3 from one of those hoarding re-sellers.

pavlovic
pavlovic
11 years ago

The PS3 no longer costs $500.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

a ps3 is just a ps3.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

@ pavlovic

The 160 Gb system MSRP is $500.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 1/27/2009 6:36:35 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Makes sense, they are expecting PS2 to start to die soon so I'm sure Sony just wants to attract people to the new generation since that's where the AAA software will be.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

In a way, all those who are moaning about no PS2 b/c are silly; why the hell would you want to play those old PS2 games when there is BETTER, NEW GEN games out there FOR THE PS3? Thats exactly what i'd think if i had a 60GB with a bunch of PS2 games. As long as they have a great PS3 line up [which they do], i'll be fine.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

All us lacking a PP3 with b/c are silly, huh?
Your comment just proves that what they say about self-absorbed putz's that assume are true!

If you put your glasses on, just maybe you will be able to actually read my first post above. WTF, even Stevie Wonder could see why at least one of us, has a serious need for B/C on my future PS3 purchase.

And another thing, I buy up to 10-15 used games for multiple consoles at one time & don't always have the time to play most of them till very much later on(as if it's any of your f*cking business).

So next time,why don't you try spewing out that stupid assumption for someone who really give's a sh*t…,
because SON, I surely don't!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Because some of the great games on PS2 are worth playing again. (You didn't know that?)

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

biker. calm down.

this persons comment really does show that their name "douchebagette" was chosen for a reason.

he obviously didnt read Bens article on gaming nostalgia.

shit, id rather sit here for hours and play FF7 then play resistance 2.
i love them both btw =]

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

Good games are good games. I don't care what system they're on. Heck, I'm still buying new PS2 games even though I have a PS3. I can't understand how somebody could think that having a PS3 eliminates the need to play PS2 games. You'll miss out on some great games that way (Persona 4 comes to mind).

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

Alright guys, i would like to reply to you straight, but i don't know how;

@BikerSaint – Now, you know why i didn't read your first post? CAUSE I DIDN'T BOTHER READING ANYBODY ELSE'S COMMENT. I HAD NO TIME. The comment wasn't to you anyway. Also, i said, "In a way", at the start, "IN A WAY". "IIINN AAAA WAAAYY".

@Kevadu – Yeh, well i didn't know that not having a b/c eliminates the need to actually buy a PS3 [i know many people that didn't buy a PS3 because of that one reason, and ended up buying a damn Wii & a 360], hence why i said "silly".

@Akuma07 – Yes, i am pretty much what my name says on the tin, but hey, i think you're one too. And yes, i did read that article. Nostalgia is [arguably] a good thing but remember, PS3 is preparing experiences for us in the future, and we'll all be longing for those high & mighty PS3 games back in the day aswell.

@ WorldEndsWithMe – Of course they're worth playing AGAIN, but what i'm really trying to say here that — once you someone has a PS3, i think that person would be too busy playing PS3 games, and that those who won't buy a PS3 for the sake to play PS2 games on that system are silly. At least get a PS2 for it. —

{^That statement is literally what i was aiming to say in the first place}

—————————————

I realise how my first comment was presented badly so you all easily misunderstood what i was actually trying to say. If the edit button was still there, i'd change it. I apologize. BUT, CAAALLMM DOOOWN, PPEOPPLE. Or die.


Last edited by Douchebaguette on 1/27/2009 2:40:20 AM

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

60gig here

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

Honestly, I have a 60GB and I boot up a PS2 every 6 months for 5mins…..with all the great games available now, who has the time to play the current and the past? (unless you wish to pass on the current)

SPS3
SPS3
11 years ago

I'm with you docpain!

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

I don't know, I've pretty into Suikoden V lately. I'm about 40 hours or so in…

-Arvis

food86
food86
11 years ago

mine died a week ago…rip 60gig you will be missed

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

cause of death?

www
www
11 years ago

yea cause of death? cause ma 60 gig's still breathing.

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

Probably Firmware update.

city96
city96
11 years ago

Neva thought id hear about the death of sumones PS3

it must be relly sad being you

Phoelix
Phoelix
11 years ago

We should hold a silent vigil outside the Sony building in Japan.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

The good thing is they are putting a strong focus on getting some great games out.

Fatcat3788
Fatcat3788
11 years ago

Considering these QUALITY PS3 games are mostly sequels who'se prior games were on PS2 I still think that is a DUMB MOVE… -.- I have the 60gb and I love the B/C I am going to dread the day when I need a new PS3. Thank goodness Sony isn't Microsoft.


Last edited by Fatcat3788 on 1/27/2009 12:10:11 AM

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

Ps2 is a legend in sales but Sony needs to promote their shiny black box even more!

OU812
OU812
11 years ago

Personally, never needed b/c for my ps3. I got my 80 but never took much advantage of it. I still play wit my ps2 once in a while; old metal gear, splinter cell series and racing. Just firing up my old archic systems brings a childish feeling back again.
Anybody up for F-Zero??

Zeppo
Zeppo
11 years ago

Well the b/c was really useful when all there was to play was resistance, but I really don't use it anymore (I'm not even sure where my old games are anymore) So I guess I could part with it for the right offer…. anybody want to drop a grand on a day one 320gb ps3? 😉

AceTatsujin
AceTatsujin
11 years ago

if you wanna play ps2 games, pick up a freaking ps2 system, simple and easy and guess what guys? it doesn't use so much power like the ps3 does and it will not use the ps3's life span. smart choice.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Well i've got mine on my PS3 so F**k You!!!! 😀

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

Ah! So the PS4 will have it!!! 😉

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

Alright guys, i would like to reply to you straight, but i don't know how;

@BikerSaint – Now, you know why i didn't read your first post? CAUSE I DIDN'T BOTHER READING ANYBODY ELSE'S COMMENT. I HAD NO TIME. The comment wasn't to you anyway. Also, i said, "In a way", at the start, "IN A WAY". "IIINN AAAA WAAAYY".

@Kevadu – Yeh, well i didn't know that not having a b/c eliminates the need to actually buy a PS3 [i know many people that didn't buy a PS3 because of that one reason, and ended up buying a damn Wii & a 360], hence why i said "silly".

@Akuma07 – Yes, i am pretty much what my name says on the tin, but hey, i think you're one too. And yes, i did read that article. Nostalgia is [arguably] a good thing but remember, PS3 is preparing experiences for us in the future, and we'll all be longing for those high & mighty PS3 games back in the day aswell.

@ WorldEndsWithMe – Of course they're worth playing AGAIN, but what i'm really trying to say here that — once you someone has a PS3, i think that person would be too busy playing PS3 games, and that those who won't buy a PS3 for the sake to play PS2 games on that system are silly. At least get a PS2 for it. —

{^That statement is literally what i was aiming to say in the first place}

—————————————

I realise how my first comment was presented badly so you all easily misunderstood what i was actually trying to say. If the edit button was still there, i'd change it. I apologize. BUT, CAAALLMM DOOOWN, PPEOPPLE. Or die. Slowly. In a fire. I love you all.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Maybe if you had read through some of the posts the first time, then maybe your first post wouldn't have come out sounding so condesending….like "I got mine, so screw those who don't".

Whatever!

laksh
laksh
11 years ago

somewhere deep down, a part of me refuses to believe the ps3 will never get ps2 b/c.